MIC AND THE WELDING INDUSTRY
The integrity of a welded joint is critical to the performance of the entire structure. Tensile residual stresses present after welding can increase the probability of fatigue and stress corrosion related premature failures. Correct post-weld treatment of a joint is critical to enable satisfactory strength and life improvement. By applying the appropriate treatments, the residual stress condition can be manipulated not only to remove the detrimental tensile stress, but also to improve the life of the welded joint by inducing beneficial compressive residual stresses that will reduce the effect of any applied load.
Controlled shot peening can be applied to many structures on-site. The industries presently using this technique include chemical, oil and gas, highway and construction, power generation, aerospace and other large transport industries. We have specialised teams and equipment which can be mobilised worldwide at short notice.
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